What is the meaning of "amplitude?"


In physics, amplitude is the maximum displacement of a periodic wave. It is also the height of a wave and is used to describe the instantaneous value of a varying waveform. In sound, it is strength of a vibrating wave.
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[am-pli-tood, -tyood]
the state or quality of being ample, especially as to breadth or width; largeness; greatness of extent.
large or full measure; abundance; copiousness.
mental range, scope, or capacity.
Physics. the absolute value of the maximum displacement from a zero value during one period of an oscillation.
Electricity the maximum deviation of an alternating current from its average value.
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Amplitude means greatness of size or magnitude. It can also refer to the quality of being ample, particularly in regard to width; largeness or greatness of extent. It was first documented between 1540 and 1550, it is of Latin Origin.
Amplitude means the breadth and largeness of an object. In Physics, amplitude means the value of the displacement from zero during a period of oscillation. You can find more information here: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/amplitude
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